From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

Open this photo in gallery Mount Royal University, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is offering an online course called the Cannabis Education Program. The course is taught by horticulturalists, marketing specialists, and scientists working in the industry. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr….

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What other countries can learn from Singapore’s schools

What other countries can learn from Singapore’s schools

WHEN the island of Singapore became an independent country in 1965, it had few friends and even fewer natural resources. How did it become one of the world’s great trading and financial centres? The strategy, explained Lee Kuan Yew, its first prime minister, was “to develop Singapore’s only available natural resource: its people”. Today Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the world. The country consistently ranks at the top of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test of 15-year-olds in dozens of countries, in…

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Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Margaret Kearns with her husband and four children in Amsterdam, where the family have lived for six years. Several recent reports have found that Dutch teens are among the happiest in the world, and having lived here for almost six years with my family, I have to concur. When we arrived here, we had no idea how it would unfold: moving abroad with a family and no social support, to a new culture, new language and new country. We thought we would stay for three to five years, travel and…

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IGNOU introduces MA in Development Studies from this year, check details here

IGNOU introduces MA in Development Studies from this year, check details here

IGNOU 2018: Admissions in MA in Development Studies open, check the details Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a Master of Arts (Development Studies) course which would start from July this year. The programme is meant for development professionals across the sectors and for fresh graduates interested in pursuing a career as a development professional, informed Prof PVK Sasidhar, the programme coordinator. MA in Development Studies is an open and distance learning course. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR IGNOU: This 2-year program can be pursued by any graduate having a…

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Postponed! AMU exams to now commence from May 12

Postponed! AMU exams to now commence from May 12

The annual examinations of the Aligarh Muslim University will now commence from May 12, according to vice chancellor professor Tariq Mansoor. The examinations were earlier scheduled to begin from May 7, but were postponed following the ongoing student protest on the campus. Prof Mansoor said the University has taken this decision in view of the improvement in the law-and-order situation on the campus. He said the University had initiated a number of steps for the return of normalcy, which primarily centred on the addressing of all genuine demands of students…

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Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

©Beer5020—Edinburgh’s Online MBA students get the benefits of a full-time MBA, wherever they are Studying an MBA online doesn’t always mean full flexibility. Even distance-learning courses often have strict schedules, which are not always convenient for busy professionals who can’t afford prolonged absences from their families and jobs. Edinburgh Business School has a totally different approach. The Online MBA at Edinburgh Business School—the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University—is based on a unique way of learning, whereby students can choose which subjects they study and when. They can begin, defer…

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Rhodes scholarships opened up to students from UK and rest of world

Rhodes scholarships opened up to students from UK and rest of world

 Charles Conn, the warden of the Rhodes Trust: ‘We don’t think it’s our business to make apologies for Cecil Rhodes as a person. Our job is to support the scholarships.’ Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian The Rhodes scholarship – the oldest and most prestigious international graduate award – is to be opened to applicants from Britain and the rest of the world for the first time, the Rhodes Trust is to announce. From their foundation more than 100 years ago, funded by a massive bequest from the imperialist tycoon…

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CUHK MBA Makes Career Switch From Banking In India To FinTech In Hong Kong

CUHK MBA Makes Career Switch From Banking In India To FinTech In Hong Kong

Aayush Rai had grown restless working as a banking analyst in India. He wanted a more dynamic, front-office role; to have a hand in strategy and lead business operations. He opted for an MBA at CUHK Business School and, since graduating, he’s reshaped his career and started a new job at fintech firm Dealogic in Hong Kong. Now working in a client facing and strategy role for the financial markets analysis platform, Aayush feels an MBA in Hong Kong—with a buzzing fintech startup scene, international student-friendly visas and an East meets West…

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More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

Bullying affects nearly one in three American schoolchildren in grades six through 10. SOURCE: WMTW Image BELFAST, Maine —Communities around Maine are getting more than $1 million in distance learning grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand opportunities for learning in rural areas. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will help rural parts of Maine access new technology. A $440,000 portion of the grant will be used to help set up a distance learning network with two hubs in Belfast. Pingree says it will connect to 30…

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From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

limbing the career ladder is no easy feat. After all, even the most experienced professionals face confusion about how to get ahead in the workplace. However, according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, there are a few key steps you can take to ease your journey and ensure that your career stays on track. From offering year-round tips about how to negotiate, interview and excel at work, below are the best pieces of career advice Welch recommended in 2017. Suzy Welch: Here’s how to answer the interview question,…

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